This program is 29 minutes long
(London: Clarissa Ward) The European Union’s debate over scrapping an arms embargo and sending weapons to the rebels examined; scenes shown of fighting in Damascus; details given about claims of a chemical attack. [British Foreign Secretary William HAGUE- comments on denying the rebels the means to defend themselves.] [Opposition spokesman Khaled SALEH- wonders if the E.U. wants to sit on the sidelines and watch us get killed.] McCain’s visit reviewed. Secretary of State John Kerry’s meeting with Russian officials about next month’s peace talks discussed.
(Studio: Jeff Glor) The end of the arms embargo this week noted.
(Washington: Bob Orr) Memorial Day observances reviewed; scenes shown of a veterans parade in Washington, DC, President Obama laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery & meeting with families in Section 60, former Merchant Marine James Van Splunder placing a wreath at the World War II memorial. [VETERAN, VAN SPLUNDER – comment.] [OBAMA – says our countrymen are still serving.]
(Moore: Vinita Nair) The recovery in Moore, Oklahoma a week after the tornado reviewed; scenes shown of volunteers cleaning up, a warehouse full of donations. [Volunteers Joe MALLOW, Tom MAYBERRY- comment.] [Volunteer physician’s assistant Trish IVAN- comments on the emotional trauma for the victims.] The process of removing the debris discussed.
(New York: Michelle Miller) Accusations of abusive behavior by Rutgers University athletic director Julie Hermann, who was hired to repair the damage from the scandal involving former basketball coach Mike Rice, examined; details given about complaints she mistreated female volleyball players at the University of Tennessee in 1996; Hermann’s denial via conference call quoted. [Former volleyball player Kelly DOW- says everybody has a breaking point.] [New Jersey state senator Richard CODEY- says it’s time for her to pack her bags.]
(Dallas: Anna Werner) The search for a killer who ambushed Bardstown, Kentucky police officer Jason Ellis at an exit ramp on the Bluegrass Parkway featured; scenes shown from the site; photos shown of officers killed this year, including 2 from Santa Cruz, California, and MIT campus officer Sean Collier; dashboard camera video showing Texas Deputy James Boyd being shot. [Bardstown police Chief Rick McCUBBIN- says we won’t give up until we have him in custody or in the front sight of our weapons.] [State Trooper Norman CHAFFINS- notes they are not certain who was the target.]
(Yorba Linda, California: Ben Tracy) The gathering of POWs in California 40 years after their release from prisons in Vietnam and their dinner with President Richard Nixon at the White House reviewed; footage shown; scenes shown of the dinner at the Nixon library. [Former POW Everett ALVAREZ- recalls the prisoners’ code: return with honor; remembers the celebrities at the dinner.] [Navy Captain Jerry COFFEE- says the return of the POWs symbolized for our nation the end of a very painful chapter.]
(West Mifflin, Pennsylvania: Michelle Miller) Operation Troop Appreciation, which sends made-to-order care packages to servicemembers in Iraq & Afghanistan, featured; scenes shown from the warehouse where volunteers pack boxes of items requested by troops overseas. [Founder Kristen HOLLOWAY – recites a thank-you letter from S/Sgt. Brendan McEVOY; comments on meeting her husband Army Maj. Charles Querriera.] [VOLUNTEER – comments.]